Saturday, March 28, 2009

The Pet-aholic - Part Two: You’re Gonna Have to Work for It

Last week we explored the beginnings of a true pet collection, and hopefully brought your character up to the "Plethora of Pets" achievement. If not, review here to catch yourself up to speed.

Most higher-level characters are grinding reputation with various factions for one reason or another, and if you're already doing the work you might as well reap all of the benefits. So, what factions offer non-combat pets as a reward?

Outland Factions (2)

  • Sha'tari Skyguard: Open this faction up for dailies by picking up the quest from Nutral , the Flight Master in Shattrath. Once you reach 'Exalted' level, the Nether Ray Fry becomes available for purchase.

  • Sporeggar: The little mushroom-people of Zangarmarsh; after much Naga-slaying and Spore-looting, you can earn the right to buy a Tiny Sporebat .

Northrend Factions (4)

  • The Kalu'ak offers one daily quest in each of the Kamagua, Moaki Harbor, and Kaskala settlements. They will let you adopt one of their Pengu pets after you've earned Exalted status with them.

  • In Sholazar Basin, you can choose to quest for the Oracles which allows you access to the Egg . There are 3 different pets that could be spawned from the hatched egg: Cobra Hatchling, Proto-Drake Whelp, White Tickbird Hatchling, or the Tickbird Hatchling.

Quested (4-8)

  • Mechanical Chicken : Remember questing in Azeroth, and having those stupid homing beacons drop over and over and over? Make sure to actually DO those quests in Tanaris, Feralas, and The Hinterlands; once completed, the engineer in Booty Bay will present you with your own.
  • Worg Pup and Smolderweb Hatchling : These can be had with a couple of simple quests in LBRS. Pick up the quests in Blasted Lands.
  • Miniwing : Find the bird in the western part of the Bone Wastes, Terokkar Forest. If you can successfully escort him out, he's yours to keep!
  • Chuck , Muckbreath, Snarly, or Toothy: These little guys are rarely part of your reward from Old Man Bartow's fishing dailies in Shattrath - but only when he offers the "Crocolisks in the City" quest. Other rewards - gold, lures, perhaps a lucky hat or gem - are also totally worth doing, so there's no reason not to pick this quest up every day that it's offered.

With some dedicated attention to daily quests and a good dose of luck with the Oracle Eggs, the strategy above should bring you up to at least 30 non-combat pets. Congratulations!

Next week: Do you feel lucky?

1 comment:

Rakhman said...

I think, I hope, the Oracles egg may also contain a tiny proto whelp, I've not got one yet but I've seen it on the AH.

You can also quest up the Westfall Chicken, it's even possible if Horde, although a bit tricky. Easier come 3.1. I hear alliance can quest a spriteling from Ferelas too!

I still have those Shatari and Sporeggar ones to go yet, although I'm not too taken by the Deer at 75 pets :(